Programme Overview

An annual programme to educate and support early stage medtech businesses.

Programme 2021

Diagnostics Accelerator Programme Partnership programme with London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative

Applications are now closed

About the programme

Programme Overview

Led by Imperial College London, MedTech SuperConnector (MTSC) provides funding, training, advice and access to industry networks. The accelerator programme allows Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to connect with peers from other academic institutions and the networking opportunities they need to help fast-track the translation of their research discoveries.

We are a warm, open and encouraging community that offers researchers, academics and entrepreneurs the support and stimulation they need to turn their medtech ideas into businesses. Running annual accelerator programme intakes throughout the year, we’re always open to hearing from the next wave of medtech innovators.

We have supported over 34 ventures and 65+ ECRs to bring their innovative medical technologies closer to solving today’s biggest healthcare challenges. Covering innovations in skin health to handheld diagnostics – we support technologies ranging from devices to digital healthcare solutions.

Our impact

ECRs supported from 8 HEIs

New medtech sector employment opportunities

Pilot Programmes & Partnerships signed

Technologies progressed towards clinical & user trials

Previous participants

Success Stories

unhindr
unhindr

Roliner by unhindr: Intelligent and adaptive prosthetic liner aims to keep amputees mobile Read more

KnitRegen
KnitRegen

Smart textiles to help people who have neurological conditions recover upper limb function Read more

Tutti Toot Trumpet
Tutti Toot Trumpet

A potential game-changer in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions Read more

TrAPs Nanotech
TrAPs Nanotech

An innovative new therapy to heal broken bones and problem wounds Read more

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Entrepreneurial Learning

We offer a number of educational opportunities that we have developed for remote learning as well as face-to-face.

Venture Funding

Funding of up to £50k is available for consumables, prototype development and access to specialist advice along with travel & conference fees.   

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Expert Networks

As a programme participant, you’ll have access to domain experts, industry-specific support and networking opportunities.

Workshops

Starting with a bootcamp, we run a series of masterclasses throughout each programme – covering topics such as intellectual property, regulatory strategy to market access and funding.

PI Benefits

A salary replacement scheme is available for eligible postdocs released on to the programme. Venture funding is awarded directly to the lab. MedTech SuperConnector does not take IP.

Showcase

Venture teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas and demonstrate the impact of their research to early stage investors and academic partners. 

Interested in participating?

If you are an early career researcher interested in taking part in one of our programmes, please register your interest so we can keep you up-to-date on what's happening here at the MedTech SuperConnector. 

News and Events

Latest News

Driving forward innovation at Bucks New University
Driving forward innovation at Bucks New University

Buckinghamshire New University joined the MedTech SuperConnector at its inception in 2018 as a project partner Read more

Unindr wins Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme Health Award
Unindr wins Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme Health Award

Congratulations to Ugur Tanriverdi and his team for winning this year's Heath Award category Read more

Research England case study of MTSC
Research England case study of MTSC

MedTech SuperConnector is the most recent Connecting Capability Fund project to be highlighted by Research England Read more